Amy Seimetz’s ‘Sun Don’t Shine’ Finds Distribution
Yesterday, I expressed my enthusiasm for Shane Carruth’s complex sophomore feature, Upstream Color, which will be premiering at Sundance next week. But he’s not the only multi-hyphenate talent associated with the film. Amy Seimetz, who stars opposite Carruth has finally found a release for her own feature, Sun Don’t Shine through Factory 25. As the writer, director, producer, and editor of the film Seimetz took home the Special Jury prize award at SXSW last year. Indiewire suggests Seimetz could be "the next Brit Marling," which seems a little off—however, the two are part of a new independent movement that seems to be putting out some of the best work in the last few yers, and doing it all on their own terms.
Sun Don’t Shine follows:
Crystal (Kate Lyn Sheil) and her boyfriend Leo (Kentucker Audley) on a tense and mysterious road trip through the desolate yet hauntingly beautiful landscape of central Florida. From the outset, the purpose of their journey is unclear, and the motivations behind their heated altercations and shady errands are hazy, but sporadic moments of tenderness illuminate the loving bond between the two that exists underneath their overt tensions. As the couple travels up the Gulf Coast past an endless panorama of mangrove fields, trailer parks, and cookie-cutter housing developments, the disturbing details of their excursion gradually begin to emerge, revealing Crystal’s sinister past and the couple’s troubling future.
Factory 25 will be releasing the film in theater son April 26th with an accompanying premiere on VOD platforms, iTunes, and Amazon. Check out the mysterious trailer below.